Actively Recruiting // Clinical Trials // Genetics // Myopia // Terri Young // Young Lab // Dec 01 2020
Molecular Genetics of Myopia
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigator: Terri Young, MD, MBA, FARVO
Study Coordinator: Nickie Stangel
To identify genes that are involved in eye growth specifically in individuals and families with nearsightedness (myopia).
One study visit involving a medical history questionnaire, ophthalmic evaluations, and a blood/saliva sample for genetic/DNA analysis.
Male or female patients ≥ 13 years of age
Diagnosis of myopia of -5.00 Diopters or greater
History of myopia prior to age 12 years
History of myopia prior to refractive surgery or cataract extraction
No history of a childhood eye disorder that may predispose to myopia
Weight ˃ 1250 grams (~2.8 lbs) at birth
History of childhood eye disorder that my predispose to myopia, such as congenital glaucoma, visual form deprivation (retinal hemorrhage, congenital cataract, corneal opacification), retinopathy of prematurity, history of prematurity, retinal dystrophy, etc.
Any evidence of syndromic myopia (Stickler, Ehler-Danlos, Down, or Marfan syndromes, etc.)
Contact Nickie Stangel with questions, 608-263-8783